Are Skip Bayless and Colin Cowherd worth the money?

October 6, 2016

Forbes’ Maury Brown has a post on ratings for “Undisputed” and the simulcast of Colin Cowherd’s radio show on FS1. I generally agree with the Fox Sports’ spin here. I’ve noted several times on Twitter the increase in the numbers for Cowherd’s simulcast is a bright spot. While it’s probably reasonable to guess that Fox execs had hoped for more when it comes to Undisputed ratings, the show has been trending…

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Giants-Mets National League Wild Card Game averages 7.42 million viewers

October 6, 2016

  Update 2: The game averaged 7.42 million viewers on TBS. Despite breaking the overnight ratings record for a Wild Card game, viewership did not top the 7.6 million for last year’s Yankees-Astros Wild Card. – The San Francisco Giants victory over the New York Mets in the National League Wild Card game drew a 5.8 overnight rating (i.e. 5.8% of the homes in the 56 largest markets were tuned into…

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Orioles-Blue Jays Wild Card, WWE Smackdown top cable sports-ish TV ratings for Tuesday October 4, 2016

October 5, 2016

  Note to readers using mobile phones: the tables are still easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Tuesday October 4, 2016: (includes top-10 for all cable shows) – All data ©Nielsen (data provided by a variety of TV network sources and not directly from Nielsen) Note: viewership of around 100,000 or lower is technically what Nielsen refers to as a “scratch”…

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(Updated) Orioles-Blue Jays Wild Card game averaged 4.195 million viewers in U.S., 4.02 million in Canada

October 5, 2016

Update: the game averaged 4.195 million viewers on TBS in the U.S. and 4.02 million viewers on SportsNet in Canada. The Toronto Blue Jays dramatic walk-off win over the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Wild Card Game scored a 3.3 overnight rating in the United States on TBS per Turner Sports PR. The game peaked with a 4.0 household rating from 10:45-11 p.m. Baltimore was the top U.S. market…

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Giants-Vikings, SportsCenter, WWE RAW top cable sports-ish TV ratings for Monday October 3, 2016

October 4, 2016

  Note to readers using mobile phones: the tables are still easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Monday October 3, 2016: (includes top-10 for all cable shows + most-watched Gunsmoke rerun on TV Land) – All data ©Nielsen (data provided by a variety of TV network sources and not directly from Nielsen) Note: viewership of around 100,000 or lower is technically…

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Dover, NFL Countdown top cable sports TV ratings for Sunday October 2, 2016

October 4, 2016

  Note to readers using mobile phones: the tables are  easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Sunday October 2, 2016: (includes overall cable top-10) — All data ©Nielsen (data provided by a variety of TV network sources and not directly from Nielsen) Note: viewership of around 100,000 or lower is technically what Nielsen refers to as a “scratch” i.e., not enough…

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Kentucky-Alabama, Notre Dame-Syracuse top cable sports TV ratings for Saturday October 1, 2016

October 4, 2016

  Note to readers using mobile phones: the tables are  easier to read/scroll through if you tilt your phone to landscape orientation. Cable Sports TV Ratings for Saturday October 1, 2016: (includes overall cable top-10) — All data ©Nielsen (data provided by a variety of TV network sources and not directly from Nielsen) Note: viewership of around 100,000 or lower is technically what Nielsen refers to as a “scratch” i.e., not…

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Royals, Cardinals again top local MLB Ratings for 2016

October 4, 2016

  Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand has published the annual RSN (regional sports network) MLB ratings winners and losers charts. Despite missing the playoffs and dropping 10% vs 2015, the Kansas City Royals again led all of baseball with an 11.1 ratings on Fox Sports Kansas City and again edged out the Cardinals who were down 19% vs 2015 with an 8.15 rating on Fox Sports Midwest. The Tigers, Orioles and Pirates…

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